EVIL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EVIL
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evil
 a.  morally bad, cruel, or very unpleasant
 n.  something that is very bad and harmful
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  There he found evil tidings awaiting him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
2  All the habits of Man are evil.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
3  In past years Mr. Jones, although a hard master, had been a capable farmer, but of late he had fallen on evil days.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
4  As Mrs. Parker made her contribution--half a crown as it happened--she appealed to Mr. Streatfield to exorcize this evil, to extend the protection of his cloth.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
5  She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE CAREW MURDER CASE
6  Now that that evil influence had been withdrawn, a new life began for Dr. Jekyll.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER REMARKABLE INCIDENT OF DR. LANYON
7  The evil side of my nature, to which I had now transferred the stamping efficacy, was less robust and less developed than the good which I had just deposed.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
8  Even as good shone upon the countenance of the one, evil was written broadly and plainly on the face of the other.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
9  This, as I take it, was because all human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
10  At that time my virtue slumbered; my evil, kept awake by ambition, was alert and swift to seize the occasion; and the thing that was projected was Edward Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
11  Jekyll was no worse; he woke again to his good qualities seemingly unimpaired; he would even make haste, where it was possible, to undo the evil done by Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
12  There comes an end to all things; the most capacious measure is filled at last; and this brief condescension to evil finally destroyed the balance of my soul.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
13  So does the eye of Heaven itself become an evil eye, when incapable or sordid hands are interposed between it and the things it looks upon to bless.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
14  The evil spirit of his life had flitted away again, months ago, and he had heard no more of her since.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
15  Should Athelstane of Coningsburgh obtain the prize, Ivanhoe is like to hear evil tidings when he reaches England.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence: (68 in 5 pages)
16  He dare not tell us his evil conduct.
17  There's always a conflict between good and evil in his plays.
18  Young people must be taught to learn the difference between good and evil.
19  The path down to evil is easy.
20  The personification of evil as a devil is a feature of medieval painting.
21  He that returns good for evil obtains the victory.
22  He that helpeth the evil hurteth the good.
23  See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
24  I know I need to go to the dentist but I've been putting off the evil day as long as possible.
25  Many good cows have evil calves.
26  For a man who held that to take even an ant's life is evil , the offering of a million lives gives one pause.
27  He viewed his mission in life as protecting the weak from the evil.
28  The love of money is the root of all evil.
29  The evil wound is cured but not the evil name.
30  Higher taxes may be a necessary evil.